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My breasts are painful for 3 days now and quite hard on some

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My breasts are painful for 3 days now and quite hard on some areas to touch
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 days ago.

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
This is probably mastitis--a breast infection

You'll need to see your doctor for an exam and antibiotics for that

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Oh ok does it go away on its own or definetly need to go see a doctor
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 days ago.

You need to see a doctor

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 days ago.

You're welcome

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I’m not breastfeeding
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 days ago.

That isn't necessary to get mastitis

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
What other factors can influence in getting mastitis
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 days ago.

No specific factors

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I have no symptoms related to a cold or fever either
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 days ago.

You don't need that

At least have your doctor check this out